Baby Watch: Week 19
My belly really grew for week 19! It was a big difference between 18. Actually, it looks like my ass grew in the picture, but everything still fits there so it’s either a weird angle, or just an overall mid-section thickening. Let’s face it, I’m not going to be someone who is “all belly” during pregnancy. According to the charts, this was supposed to be a large jump in size for the baby, so it makes sense that it is so noticeable. Behold…
(This is a look back on week 19. I’m currently 21 weeks, but want to get these all posted in order.)
Week 19: May 21 – May 27
Baby size: Mango
Maternity Clothes: I’m really stretching the limit with my non-maternity pants, especially jeans. It was really cold over the weekend and I didn’t have any normal jeans that fit well and couldn’t find any maternity ones to buy that fit either. I did the rubber band/belly band trick one night, but after several hours, that wasn’t comfortable anymore either. I only need to buy one pair for now, since it’s normally going to be hot, but didn’t have time to go to other stores and the ones I went to didn’t really have any. It was frustrating. Old Navy had a whole section, but the majority were maternity size 2 skinny jeans – how many women are looking for size 2 skinny jeans when they’re pregnant?!! I made it through and hopefully the weather will be warm enough for capris most evenings from now on. Also, my shirts are rapidly become smaller I think – possibly in the laundry? Surely that’s the problem. The difference between this week’s picture and last week’s shows for sure!
Sleep: I sleep well – mostly only waking up once during the night to pee in the 1 a.m. hour. I wake up easier in the morning too.
Symptoms: I’ve had some heartburn this week. Hopefully it just stuff I ate and not the start of a new symptom.
Workouts: I had some great workouts this week. I got in 2 yoga workouts, a long walk, and a killer leg routine. It’s a leg workout that I used to do before and I was sore for 3 days, which I love. There was also a lot of laziness with the long Memorial weekend.
Good moments of the week:
- Good Dr. appt – it was basically listening to the heartbeat and then outta there.
- Fun with lots of different friends over Memorial Weekend
Movement: I feel a lot of movement every day now. It still isn’t predictable in any way, but it’s more noticeable now. It’s way more than just bubbles.
Food cravings: Nothing very specific. I made a batch of gluten-free chocolate chip peanut butter cookies that I was loving on.
What I miss: Having jeans that fit (until I find some maternity ones), doing harder yoga
What I’m looking forward to: A short work week, Lo’s birthday
Milestones: Consistent movement, major belly growth